Thursday, February 25, 2010
Can - Moonshake
The term Krautrock -meaning Dutch Rock- was first used by English journalist Ian McDonald in 1972 to define the emerging German scene after 1968, though most of the artists labeled under the krautrock flag refuse to have anything to do with it. Krautrock, all in all, included several bands that includes a huge range of different musical styles, and which were only similar in their attitude of creativity and experimentation. If there is a real common ground in all of this artists that may be the talent that they had to create their own music language with an extreme lack of resources, in a totally underground level, and in a country that was completely out of the commercial rock market. What really made all of these artists special is their capability to turn the handicaps into virtues and to accept their limitations, supplying them with creativity and talent.
Krautrock also represents the European legacy to modern electronic music. Artists such as Tangerine Dream, Neu! , Amon Duul, and Can were pioneers of electronic and synthesizer music in the early 70’s.
I am starting with Can but will upload some more Krautrock albums soon =)
Tago Mago 
Future Days